First and foremost, the team at Iacobelli Law Firm offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the man killed in this recent Toronto pedestrian accident. We hope the other victim makes a speedy and complete recovery.
Pedestrian accidents in Toronto often result in serious injuries and sometimes are fatal. Even relatively low impact collisions between pedestrian and vehicle can have catastrophic results for the pedestrian.
In Ontario, when a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle the law provides that there is a presumption of negligence on the part of the motor vehicle operator. This is unique and changes the onus or burden of proof for victims in pedestrian accidents. In fatal accidents, the family members of the victim may have claims for Statutory Accident Benefits as well as claims against the at-fault driver's insurance company. Fatal accident claims often include compensation for loss of services and support as well as claims for the loss of companionship. These claim, however, only exist if the family members take action to advance their rights within the applicable deadlines.
If you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident in Ontario, it is important to learn about your rights. To learn more about your rights or to request a FREE CONSULTATION with a Toronto wrongful death lawyer call us at 416-900-1070 or complete our contact form here.
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